A continuation on my "doings" for the month of March.
It was an eventful month and participating in the Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop took up about a week of that time. The Hop this year was from March 15 thru March 22...eight consecutive days this year instead of the customary four. The extended time contributed to less stress, spending more time in the shops and consequently spending more money! My sweet mother arrived from Louisiana to join in the fun, my daughter attended one day and another local quilty friend was with us for two days. Our little group had loads of fun and welcomed all the inspiration. My mother and I were motivated to settle in behind our sewing machines, going forth, sewing into the night.
I generally feed my stash from the clearance sections of each shop, buying one or two yards of fabric or a pattern I feel I can't live without (or thread or a new ruler or something I've been eyeing on the gadget wall). We're really lucky here in the Atlanta area to have an abundance of quilt shops to choose from.
Here are some of the sights that inspired us:
It seems Chevrons are showing up everywhere these days.
I find I'm drawn frequently to "different" quilt block designs. Not truly modernized or traditional designs but a nice combination of the two...a hybrid I'll call it.
A technique I'm wanting to conquer this year is paper piecing. I find the designs are extraordinarily remarkable. I believe this is Feathered Star by Judy Niemeyer.
This photo does a poor job of showing the vivid colors of this shop hop quilt designed by one of the quilt stores.
The shops were fabulous as always and with the extended days we were able to take our time and enjoy what the shops had to offer.
This is from Intown Quilters
Patricks, which is actually a feed and seed store that sells, of course, feed and seed, plants, and old fashion candy...and yes...fabric.
Cottontail Quilts has only been around two years, but they sure knew how to throw a shop hop party.
Red Hen Fabrics was a fun place with a nice assortment of fabric and everything else quilty.
There were many more quilt shops participating and we had fun at each one.
Oh yeah, here are the items that will now be living in my home...fabric, patterns, a book, and a few notions.
Have you been to a Shop Hop lately? I would love to hear about your experiences and what you bought!
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Living! Happy Quilting!